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Old St. Mary's Hospital

Old St. Mary's Hospital


Old St. Mary's Hospital

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a.k.a. St. Mary's #2

formerly 1113 First Ave
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1894 Hospital relocates from original location
1956 St Mary's moves to current Washington Ave complex
1960 Building is razed


Southeast corner of First Ave and Columbia St
District: Lamasco
Latitude: 37.98452361333
Longitude: -87.574521303177
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Style: Richardson Romanesque
Architect: Mursinna, Henry



St Mary's moved from its first location at the Old Marine Hospital to a new building in February 1894. The new building was built on First Avenue across from St Anthony's.

An addition on the Columbia St side was built in 1922.

Circa 1947 a nurses' home was built on the southeast corner of First and Delaware. The old Polsdorfer home was razed to make way for the U-shaped building. It still sands as part of the St Vincents campus, though the old entrance has been bricked up.

On March 10, 1956, St Mary's moved to the new building on outer Washington Ave (all in one day).

The vacant building was demolished in 1960, although the addition is still there serving as medical offices. Hacienda restaurant now stands on the former site. EVPL ebook Evansville - Special Industrial Edition of the Courier - August 1899

See also Original St. Mary's (St. Mary's #1)
Evansville Press - Nurses home for St Mary's Hospital (8/2/1943)
St Marys Annex reuse (Evansville Press 10/15/1962)
Hospital's birthday is today (7/19/1972) Hospitals / Medical Lamasco district

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